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Itâs game night in St. Louis as the Nashville Predators open the 2013-2014 season at Scottrade Center. Nashville has eight new players on the roster this season and a new face behind the bench as former Team USA coach Phil Housley joins the team as an assistant coach. The former first round pick holds numerous NHL records, including most points by an American-born defenseman, he is fourth all ti...
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With a revamped roster buoying renewed hopes, the Nashville Predators will officially turn the page on their forgettable 2012-13 campaignwhen they open their season at Central Division rival St. Louis on Thursday.
After earning a playoff berth for seven of the previous eight seasons, the Predators hit a wall during their injury-plagued 12-13 lockout-shortenedseason, finishing fourth...
It cannot be denied. Even the biggest Nashville Predators homer has to accept the fact that last year was an absolute nightmare.
A team that had made the playoffs seven of the previous eight seasons (and, the one time they didn’t, were in it until the final days) expects nothing less than a competitive team. Instead, the Predators were everything but. They tied for the fewest...
You’d be hard pressed to find any NHL fan who doesn’t consider Pekka Rinne one of the top netminders in the NHL. He’s been a Vezina Trophy finalist two out of the past three seasons and has a career save percentage of .920. But when it came to opening night for the Nashville Predators goalie, he wasn’t exactly at his best.
Let’s break it down:
The rough night began just...
Predators coach Barry Trotz didn’t waiver when asked whether defenseman Seth Jones could be sent back to his junior team for the 2013-14 season.
“Unless we make some deals or something like that I think he’s here for good” Trotz said. “I think that’s our commitment. He’s proven that at this point in time. I don’t see him going anywhere.”
And with that Trotz all...
The Predators announced Wednesday that Patric Hornqvist has been named an alternate captain for the 2013-14 season...
Pekka Rinne was pulled from Thursday night's season-opening 4-2 loss in St. Louis after surrendering three goals on six shots...
Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators is the #8 defense points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Canadian born player who is 28 years old. He likes to score goals and contribute in any way he can to his team’s offense. He was locked up to a 14 year contract that pays him $27 million in the first year alone. He is going to want to prove to the organization and to the fans that he is worth
After Pekka Rinne allowed 3 goals in just 6 shots in the first 9:45 of the game, Carter Hutton relieved him and stopped all but 1 of the 22 shots he faced. Hutton’s only previous NHL experience before Thursday also came in St. Louis, when he allowed 3 goals in a loss during the Blackhawks’ final regular season game last season. Hutton lowered his career...
Does Seth Jones (Calder) or Shea Weber (Norris) have the best chance to win an individual award this season for the Preds? Ryan and Robby debate...
The Hartford Wolfpack have announced that they have signed forwards Shawn O’Donnell and Brodie Dupont to PTOs. Both forwards were invited to camp as non-roster invitees, and outplayed some of the higher touted Ranger prospects. Both earned their PTOs, and will be with the team for a while longer.
The Predators' new slogan, "Play like a Predator", signals a shift in mindset that returns to their old identity. They hope it means a return to the postseason...
The Nashville Predators dropped their season opener at the Scottrade Center Thursday night to the St. Louis Blues, 4-2. Head coach Barry Trotz gave Pekka Rinne the nod to start, but before anyone knew what hit them, Nashville was down 3-0 with 10:15 remaining in the first period due to goals from David Backes, Vladimir Sobotka and T.J. Oshie. After stopping three of six shots, Rinne...
Nashville Predators 1, St. Louis Blues: Pregame
SOG: NSH - 0, STL - 0
PP: NSH 0/0, SJS 0/0
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Our second installment of 'Stacking the Pads' includes some Predators' thoughts on last week's trip to D.C. and New York, as well as Rich Clune's thoughts on the latest fighting debate.... and much, much more.
Highly touted prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones will meet for the first time at the NHL level on Friday night in Colorado...